Facelift is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgery procedures for both women and men. A majority of people seek this procedure after the age of 40. Pre-op consultation is an important component of the procedure, which will lay down the foundation for a successful facelift surgery.
Dr. Wright Jones is a double board certified plastic surgeon providing facelift and various other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta GA, and other cities across the landscape have an opportunity to receive this procedure from Dr. Jones.
To begin with, the surgeon would like to determine the patient’s fitness for undergoing a major procedure such as facelift. During the consultation, the surgeon will examine the overall health condition of the patient and go through their medical records, past surgeries if any, and the list of current medications that the patient may be taking.
If the patient suffers from an underlying medical condition, those concerns may have to be addressed first in order to minimize the risk. A few medical tests may be ordered in some cases. After considering the patient’s age, facial anatomy, skin type and degree of skin laxity in the face, the surgeon will recommend whether facelift plastic surgery should be performed independently or in conjunction with another procedure.
Assessing Cosmetic Goals
During the consultation process, the surgeon will seek to understand the reasons why the patient wants to undergo facelift surgery. The patient should feel free during the initial consultation to share their innate aesthetic needs and inform the surgeon about what exactly about their facial appearance may be bothering them.
Based on the patient’s inputs about their specific cosmetic needs and goals, the surgeon will be able to create a customized surgical plan for facelift. This will help to ensure that most effective outcomes are achieved to the patient’s satisfaction in the least invasive manner. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta GA, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.
The surgeon will utilize the consultation opportunity to educate the patient about different aspects of facelift surgery. Their first concern will be to help the patient make a well-informed decision. The surgeon will address the patient’s questions and doubts to their complete satisfaction.
Many surgeons prefer to present facelift before and after photos during the first consultation to enable the patient to develop reasonable expectations. Testimonials and reviews of past patients may also be shared so that the patient can gain insights about facelift from the perspective of other patients.
During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will provide guidelines to the patient about how to prepare for the facelift surgical procedure. If the patient has a habit of smoking, they will be required to refrain from smoking for at least two weeks or more before the surgery is scheduled.
Certain prescription and non-prescription drugs that the patient may be currently using may have to be rescheduled or temporarily stopped. The surgeon will also offer tips for the post-op recovery phase to help the patient prepare in advance.
See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the face, nose, body, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas.